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Reflections Nursery

Type: Nursery & Group Childcare

Area: West Sussex

 

4.8 out of 5 - Excellent

4.9 Quality of care and staff
4.9 Facilities and cleanliness
4.5 Value for money
From 53 user reviews

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Reflections Nursery & Forest School in Worthing was judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted at the last three inspections in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The nursery won UK Nursery of the Year in 2009/10 (the only time we've entered the competition); judge, Wendy Scott said this abou the nursery...

"Children have genuine choices and a lot of scope for exploration and expression in an engaging, beautiful and well-cared-for environment. Staff take children's ideas seriously, giving them plenty of time. Reflections is an exciting place to be in relation to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing of children and adults."
Wendy Scott - Former adviser to the Department for Education & Skills

The nursery also won Worthing Business of the Year in 2010/11 and Southern Business of the Year in 2011/12.

Staff at Reflections make a point of listening to children's theories and giving them the opportunity to test their hypotheses because we believe that's the way they learn. (We're happy to talk about this for hours if you'll let us).

Our nursery is in a lovely Regency building on three floors with loads of space, lots of light and a huge garden. We work hard on making the nursery environment inspiring by offering open-ended, natural and reclaimed resources for the children so they can add their imaginations and creativity. You'll see what we mean when you visit.

Address

Westerfields
54 Richmond Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1PS

Local Authority

West Sussex

Opening Hours

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Ofsted

Inspection report from 15/02/2014

 

Services offered by Reflections Nursery

  • Ateliers (or studios) for creative work
  • Large garden with greenhouse & edible garden
  • Full-time Artists working with children
  • Forest School Programme 44 weeks a year

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Reflections Nursery

Quite Simply the best

My daughter attended Reflections from age 15 months through to 4.3 years of age. It was quite simply the best start we could provide her in life - every element of her care was simply amazing.

The project based environment where the kids lead the learning is one of the keys to the success of the nursery. The kids are engaged and involved in what they are doing which creates a natural curiosity. The resources are amazing yet I can't remember seeing anything Fischer Price or such there. It's all stuff that can be used to drive the childrens creativity and imagination.

The staff are well trained, interested in what they are doing and good at it. The children bond with the adults and there is a climate of joint experiences with the adults as excited about the kids development as they or the parents are. I did not meet one staff member who did not impress me. The incredibly high standards are maintained by the room leaders and Yvonne Barr.

The food provided to the kids is prepared on the premises and is a high quality. It is also plentiful with regular opportunities throughout the day for the children to eat. They will not go hungry!

Another key opportunity offered to the kids is Forest School. I can't recommend this highly enough - the kids develop social and teamwork skills and well as getting a couple of hours a week to run around in a privately rented wood. Their confidence grows as does their ability to manage risky play.

I am trying to think of a downside to sending your kid there but I can't. It really is that good. You might look around and see that it costs a bit more than other local nurseries but for me, the opportunity to have my child at one of the best nurseries in the country put pay to any reservations I had.

Outstanding nursery and recommended without reservation.

5.0 Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
5.0 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money

Cannot rate highly enough - absolutely excellent

My daughter attended Reflections for three years; she has just started Reception. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this nursery is. First, the staff and practitioners genuinely care about the children. They are constantly seeking ways to improve, and to stimulate the children. The project-based work is great for the children, as they can explore a range of things associated with a topic, rather then being introduced briefly. The materials used in the nursery are natural, meaning the children really use their imaginations and cooperate to play and create. The children are given the opportunity to explore and learn about what their own interests. Forest School gives them the opportunity and freedom to explore nature. Reflections' philosophy has given my child a strong sense of independence, curiosity, and confidence. The food is amazing, and my child loved the vegetable garden, which I think has helped her eat her veg! When we started there in September 2011, we didn't find the cost significantly higher than other nurseries, when food and nappies were factored in - I'm not sure if this is still true. I couldn't have asked for a better nursery for my kid, and we are very sad to have graduated.

5.0 Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
5.0 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money

A Fantastic Nursery

My daughter Darcey attended the nursery for just over 3 years and I can't praise the staff at Reflections enough. They all have a passion for their job which shines through in the care they provide. Forest school is a wonderful experience and increased Darcey's confidence in preparation for big girl school. I would without hesitation recommend Reflections

5.0 Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
5.0 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money

An excellent nursery, can't recommend it highly...

Both my children have attended Reflections, and loved it. The setting is ideal, with such a wonderful outside area and the staff are amazing. My children are quite different and I felt confident that their needs were being met and my expectations exceeded. The staff worked hard to ensure that the children were well looked after, and explored a range of topics to encourage learning in so many different areas. My youngest attended Forest School, which is without doubt one of the greatest experiences we could hope for him to enjoy every week - he is off to school in September and is still asking me when he will be going to Forest School again! I fear that after such a wealth of 'outdoor' learning, school will seem quite hemmed in. Both my children were sad to leave, as was I. I can't recommend Reflections highly enough.

5.0 Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
5.0 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money

Outstanding care from genuine carers.

My son started attending Reflections when he was just 2. He didn't want to leave mummy and daddy at first but the staff there were excellent and paid him special attention in the mornings when we arrived to help him settle, which happened very quickly. He has just left to go to first school, so has been through most of the stages at reflections, and I have been overwhelmed with how much care and attention to detail the staff have for each and every child.

My son was initially a fussy eater, but it was no problem for them to cater for this and he had an alternative that we knew he would like, on the occasion the menu was something that he didn't. After a while, they asked if we would like them to start to introduce him again to the foods and see if he would eat them, but have his alternative ready as a standby in case he didn't eat it. Now he is eating everything that he wouldn't eat before and mealtimes are so much easier.

The support that they give the parents whilst toilet training and in all aspects of learning is outstanding. They worked closely with us when we had specific activities that we wanted our son to develop and they have helped our son develop into the wonderful little boy that is starting 'big school' next week!

I can't praise Reflections enough for everything they do and the exceptionally high standard to which they do it.

5.0 Excellent

5.0 Quality of care and staff
5.0 Facilities and cleanliness
5.0 Value for money

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